If you haven’t heard of or been uses for day hotels already yet then you could be missing out on a great option that is set to revolutionize travel and tourism. It makes perfect sense, hotels have rooms that are sitting empty during the day not doing anything or making any profit for the hotel so their rooms are booked out for day use with early check in and late check out hotels available from HotelsByDay.
Even luxury and boutique hotels are becoming available during the day, according to an article in The Huffington Post. When you book a room, even if it is only for a short stay, you can use all of the hotel’s amenities during this time, including the spa, pool, restaurant, and gym if the hotel has them.
Uses For Day Hotels
CNBC reports that day use hotels are currently mostly used at airports for long layovers. They are also being recognized for other uses as well with day use hotel room becoming available in city centres around the globe.
It is a great way for both tourists and business travellers to get some relaxation time in that will fit around their busy schedule without having to book a hotel room for an overnight stay.
These are some of the ways that day use hotel rooms are beneficial for a day trip, or as The Globe and Mail calls it, a ‘daycation’:
A day trip to a busy city takes its toll on the feet very quickly and eventually you will need to stop and rest or get your bearings. Finding a table at a café or a seat at a restaurant can feel even more tiring at times.
Having an empty hotel room available gives you somewhere to eat, have a drink, relax, check your e-mails, charge your electronics, or even take a nap for a few hours away from the noise of the city.
This will be especially important for people who have to take medication, put a baby down for a nap, or rest for a certain portion of the day, and will make the trip more stress free and casual.
When you venture into the city for your yearly Christmas shopping pilgrimage, you can have somewhere to store your gifts without dragging them all from store to store. It can also let you get away from the other Christmas shoppers to avoid the holiday season becoming an overwhelming chore.
You can enjoy the Christmas lights and take in the atmosphere without being driven insane by the sheer amount of holiday jingles everywhere. A good idea is to see if you can split the cost of the room with friends or relatives so you will all have a gift storage room and a place to get together and have fun during your Christmas shopping.
You can have a gift wrapping party and exchange gifts for each other’s families, saving you time dragging them to each other’s houses or the expense of mailing them. The hotel might even have a spa available for relaxation after the hassle of Christmas shopping and wrapping is over.
Fill the Spare Hours
If your return journey isn’t booked until the evening, which is often the cheapest time to book tickets, then you may find that most shops and attractions close earlier during the evening, leaving you with nothing to do but sit around for a few hours until your train or bus leaves.
It makes for a rather anti-climactic end to an otherwise enjoyable day, and for an out-of-towner, a busy city at night can seem a scary place.
A hotel room with a late check out lets you rest somewhere safely and you won’t have to miss any of your favourite TV shows.
If you’re in the city to go to the theatre, a concert, a sports game, or other event then there’s no need to book a hotel room for an entire night. You can use the hotel during the day to rest up or get ready before the show then return home when it is over without the expense of an overnight stay.
If you and your friends are in town for Comic Con, for example, then you can have somewhere to change into your costumes and store the things you buy without going over budget. Most venues will also have a cloak room where you can store your luggage until the event is over.
The increased flexibility offered by day use hotels makes travel plans easier, even if you are only travelling for one day. The ability to get away from the city and relax in your own space, even if it is just for a short time, is worth it.
Check HotelsByDay to find out about day hotel deals in the city you are visiting.